RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Armed Robbery Investigation|
|Station Area:||Gang Task Force|
|Written Date:||05/09/19||Time:||0:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||05/09/19||Time:||0:00 PM|
|Incident Location:||5500 block of Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sgt. Nathan Padilla|
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On Tuesday April 02, 2019, about 2:30 AM, Jurupa Valley Patrol Deputies were dispatched to an armed robbery in the 5500 block of Mission Blvd. in Jurupa Valley. No one was injured or shot during the robbery. At the time of the robbery, there were limited investigative leads.
On Thursday April 04, 2019, Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Officers from Region-7, assumed the investigation and began looking into newly obtained suspect information. After a lengthy investigation, Task Force Officers identified 20-year-old Michael Ramirez, 20-year-old Johnny Castillo, and 18-year-old Jose Cortez as the persons responsible for the armed robbery. All three suspects are Jurupa Valley residents and are active gang members of a local criminal street gang.
On May 9, 2019, Task Force Officers located all three suspects at a local Jurupa Valley business and placed them under arrest. All three suspects were later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on the below listed charges;
- Armed Robbery with a Firearm.
- Criminal Street Gang Membership.
Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Sergeant Nathan Padilla from the Region 7 Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.
The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several local and countywide law enforcement agencies with the goal of providing safe and secure communities free of violent crime and gang violence.
You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website at Gang Activity Form.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions. If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at www.joinrsd.org or call 1-888-Join-RSD